Washington, DC, November 28, 2016

On Friday December 2, 2016, Leaders in Energy will give recognition to four inspiring and deserving leaders in the clean energy field. The third annual Four Generations of Leaders in Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions Awards honor contributions from people of all ages, across the generations, in the clean energy and sustainability arena.

The theme of this year’s 4gen event is all about “Sparking the passion in others.” The winners of this year’s award, who have been nominated by their fellow members of the Leaders in Energy group, are:

  • World War II: Penelope A. “Penny” Gross, Fairfax Board of Supervisors for the Mason District
  • Baby Boomer: Albert Nunez, Vice President of Capital Sun Group
  • Generation X: Dave McCarthy, Founder/Director, Potential Energy DC & Founder/Managing Partner, Spore 1, LLC
  • Millennial: Nofar Hamrany, Environmental Leader at New York University Campuses in DC and Shanghai

Hear from a local leader in energy and environmental policy, a titan in the field of solar power, the leader of a non-profit incubator for sustainability entrepreneurship, and a student leader who already has had a global impact.

Janine Finnell, Executive Director of Leaders in Energy and Clean Energy Ambassador, said: “We are thrilled with our Four Generations awardees and look forward to hearing from them regarding their work in clean energy and sustainable solutions and their suggestions to help inspire others.”


The event will be held on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, 6 – 9 pm, at the Crystal Gateway Complex in Arlington, Virginia (Crystal City).

Sponsors include

Clean Energy Leader

sierra club

Environmental Leaders

Longenecker and associates
Solar City


Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment


Career Confidence

DC Net Impact

EmeraldPlanet International Foundation & EmeraldPlanet TV

Energy House

Green America

International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP)

Resilient Virginia

United Nations Association – National Capital Area

Leaders in Energy is an educational, professional networking, and advisory services organization which focuses on energy, environmental, and sustainability topics. We are building a community of leaders to enable solutions leading to a sustainable energy system, economy and world. Key building blocks of the organization involve utilizing systems thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration, recognizing the important role of talent and leadership across all generations, and helping to connect members on green job and business opportunities.